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America Online (AOL) for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 298 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    18D
  • Total Downloads:
    10,309
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 11, 2001
  • Price:
    Purchase
  • File Size:
    12.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    27
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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1 stars

"Can't use mail saved from earlier versions"

January 08, 2014  |  By bhakest

 |  Version: AOL Desktop for Mac 1.7.784

Pros

Nothing can be added yet

Cons

Not downwardly compatible. Therefore critical files that were saved from earlier versions of AOL can't be opened in a useable format. Get with it AOL there are millions of Mac users who need a fix for this either as a separate program that can be run to convert old AOL documents to version that can be used by 1.7.784 or to some other acceptable format like MS WORD.

Summary

AOL has abandoned long time users with this version.

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1 stars

"Can't delete trash from trash"

December 25, 2013  |  By anthonylopez1487

 |  Version: AOL Desktop for Mac 1.7.784

Pros

Nothing good to report

Cons

I still cannot delete the trash out of the trash folder and it's been this way forever. There is no delete button to delete the trash out of the trash folder. When I try to delete using the delete key on my keyboard, it won't delete the trash either. Why hasn't this been fixed yet? It's been like this for a long time now.

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1 stars

"Does not work in OS 10.8"

November 05, 2012  |  By KeisukeHoashi

 |  Version: AOL Desktop for Mac 1.7.724

Pros

No pros because it does not work.

Cons

Does not work in 10.8.2. AOL's help site only says they are aware and are working on the problem. No ETA on their fix.

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5 stars

"easy too install and use"

October 30, 2011  |  By ERICEMANN

 |  Version: AOL Desktop for Mac 1.7

Pros

very simple

Cons

easy too use

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2 stars

"Many problems"

November 23, 2010  |  By drdsgolf

 |  Version: AOL Desktop for Mac 1.7

Pros

Quick Browser (I don't really need). I like the mail structure generally.

Cons

huge cons here. First, if email has an attachment you can't view the body of the email without downloading the attachment. Second, this latest version doesn't have a folder for old and new mail. Someone please pay attention.

Summary

Overall, very balky software, hangs frequently, attachments are a pain in the butt. Too time-consuming to bother with. Can't create hyperlink in email. Can't view email without downloading attachment. On and on.

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1 stars

"Mail section stinks!!"

October 03, 2010  |  By lowelln

 |  Version: AOL Desktop for Mac 1.5

Pros

Can't think of anything

Cons

Bad mail section. have emailed AOL several times with no response. Spam doesn't work. Attachments take for ever to download and sometimes never do!

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1 stars

"Biggest and only problem I have on my Mac."

May 07, 2010  |  By Steve2242

 |  Version: AOL Desktop for Mac 1.5

Pros

Ease of using multiple email accounts.

Cons

Frequent freezes and crashes.
Slow loading of emails.
Poor customer support.

Summary

AOL is too busy trying to maximize advertising and control over your email, they have not improved the Mac version since it came out, I actually thing that it has progressively gotten worse.

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1 stars

"Still Can't Save Mail"

October 08, 2008  |  By Spiritman1

 |  Version: AOL Desktop for Mac 1.5b4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Users cannot save mail as plain text files....indeed you cannot save mail at all.....save is greyed out......same old crap

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3 stars

"No better than last version"

October 06, 2008  |  By elayjay

 |  Version: AOL Desktop for Mac 1.5b3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I still have problems with this software being very sluggish. it works fine for a few emails then hangs up on loading email. Then it will hang up on entering characters.
really disappointing that I have to keep going back to the original AOL in order to just read email.

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1 stars

"Chat rooms"

September 08, 2008  |  By hieight

 |  Version: AOL Desktop for Mac 1.5b3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I downloaded an earlier version of this thinking that I'd get new features in AOL Chat Rooms....... What was I thinking? I can't even get to AOL Chat Rooms with this. Basically this is just another browser and I highly doubt that it will be better than Safari or FireFox. So I will continue to use the lame AOL version 10.3.7 from 2005 so I can chat with friends in AOL Chat-rooms. What a disappointment this is.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 18D
  • Attempting to duplicate or copy an America Online application package will give the error message "One or more items can't be copied." The resulting AOL program is now able to connect to the web.
  • Address book Help file has been updated
  • Selecting Toolbar's Channels Pop-down presents same list as Channels section of Welcome Screen
  • Changing the Text Foreground Color in an Email containing a resized graphic no longer "tints" the graphic
  • Very long screen names now fit properly on the Auto AOL preferences setup screen
  • "Badges" are now shown with the AOL icon in the Dock to indicate Email / IM status
  • The help button on the "Locations Setup" screen now works as expected when the window is resized
  • The dialer now works as expected under OS 10.0.x (no longer hanging at Step 4 then returning to sign on screen)
  • In Edit Signatures, the "Set Default" button now properly toggles to "Clear Default" state
General
Publisher AOL
Publisher web site http://macblog.aol.com
Release Date November 11, 2001
Date Added November 11, 2001
Version 18D
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Dial-up Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.0/10.1/10.2
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.0 or higher
  • Download Information
    File Size 12.05MB
    File Name AOL_Desktop_for_Mac.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 10,309
    Downloads Last Week 27
    Pricing
    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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